Independent Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani - who vowed backing to the Congress last month - has tweeted a video of a Dalit man, whose murder has set off a political tempest in Congress-governed Rajasthan. The man was pounded to death purportedly for his relationship with a neighbor's wife. The clip seems, by all accounts, to be a part of a more extended video, purportedly shot and dispersed by the suspect after the homicide, which evoked indignation in the state. In it, the man was being offered water to drink and afterward over and again whipped with sticks. The denounced men have been captured.
In the recent 45-second clip, five men are seen encompassing a man lying on the ground - one man nailing him down and another holding his legs. The men are heard quarreling about the suspected relationship and advising the casualty to go live elsewhere.
"Very upsetting incident being accounted from Rajasthan where a poor Dalit man was mercilessly killed. A fast move should be made and offenders be brought to book right away. I demand Rajasthan govt to take this on need. This boorishness isn’t permitted anyplace," Mr Mevani posted alongside the video.
The state's opposition BJP has contrasted the killing with the incident in Lakhimpur Kheri, where four ranchers were run over during a protest, purportedly by the son of Union minister Ajay Mishra, recently. This has goaded the Congress, which has been pushing for the minister's resignation over the occurrence.
Hitting out at the BJP, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said, "Such absurd individuals have turned into their (BJP) office-conveyors, who don't have sense on how to respond to an incident. No one has gone to the place of the dead. They are staying here and just want to stay in news". Mr Gehlot likewise said he denounces such occurrences and the suspect were captured after his brief activity. The man, Jagdish Meghwal, was pounded to death by a group of individuals in Hanumangarh's Prempura town on October 7. The police had said it was over his supposed relationship with a neighbor's spouse.
A three-member BJP group that met his family, notwithstanding, said by them, he was not in an illegal relationship and the homicide was over a monetary debate, detailed news organization Press Trust of India. "Collector and SP of Hanumangarh have deluded individuals on the rationale (behind the killing) and move ought to be made against them," party MLA Madan Dilawar, who drove the group, was cited as saying by PTI.